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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Montrail Spring Trail Running Series

Thursdays, May 13 - July 1, 2010
  • Adults: $45 / Kids: $10
  • One time fee: $9 Adults; $2 Kids
A weekly trail running series for all abilities and ages. Every Thursday for eight weeks racers can run/walk the long, short or mini courses between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. Awards for top three in each category. Prizes for competitors who complete 6 out of 8 weeks are based on a raffle at the end of series awards party.

Thanks to our sponsors MONTRAIL, Pearl Izumi, Sporthill, Smartwool and Mount Washington Valley Sports Massage. These folks provide us with all of the awesome prizes for our raffle at the end of the series. Just about everyone goes home with a prize!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Day for Carl Johnson, In Hope for a Cure

Carl Johnson, a great friend to Great Glen Trails and a lover of all things skiing, passed away in 2006 of ALS. This event is held in his honor, and in his spirit, it's all about fun!

March 13th, 2010 marked the 4th Annual Carl Johnson Memorial Ski-A-Thon at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. And by far was one of the best turnouts yet! A fun aspect of the race is our "Wacky Tights Contest." As you can see above, we are all about wacky tights here at Great Glen Trails! Our winner this year was Andrew Doherty, he's the one in the middle with the groovy sequin top!

Another aspect of this event is fundraising money for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Christine Fleming, Carl's wife and a dedicated volunteer for Great Glen Trails collected the most money, which was donated to the ALS Association.

Overall participants ranging in age from 4-70, skied as many 5k laps as they could and raised a total of $1276! Great Glen Trails donated each participants entry fee to the ALS Association as well, totaling $740! A raffle for a baseball signed by Kurt Schilling and a handmade wooden bowl for Good Turns owner, Ed Good, raised $140 additional dollars.

We are so grateful for all of the participants and donors that came out to honor Carl and support the ALS Association in finding a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Over $2200 was raised and we look forward to raising even more money for next year!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

'Cross In The Glen- Cyclocross Series Week 2

Another great weekend of weather for some great cyclocross racing! Lots of new faces out on the course! See the results here!

Friday, October 30, 2009

'Cross in the Glen Week 1

Mud and cowbells...its cyclocross season and Great Glen Trails held their first race of a 3 part series this past Sunday. A great turnout, about 22 riders cranked out the circuit course while the sun shined and the wind whipped upon racers grueling faces. Check out the results here! Ages ranging from 10-59 years of age, the cyclocross series is great for all ages and all abilities. The best part is that you don't need a cyclocross bike to race, that's right, you can race on a mountain bike as well! A series perfect for beginners and seasoned pros alike! Interested? Then come out and see us for race #2 on Sunday, Nov. 1st! Visit our website for more
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall is here...

...and so are our Pumpkin People! Pumpkin People is an event of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. If you haven't checked this event out, prepare for a unique drive through the Mount Washington Valley! Get your map here and begin your Pumpkin People adventure at TD BankNorth in North Conway or at the Mount Washington Auto Road, Pinkham Notch (that's us)! And if viewing these unique creations is not enough then don't forget to vote! Ballots are located at each participating business and at the end of October awards will be given to People's Choice, Most Difficult, Overall Winner, etc. Enjoy your Pumpkin People adventure!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Fourteenth Annual 24 Hours of Great Glen Ready to Squish, Squash and Roll

On August 8 & 9, Great Glen Trails will host the fourteenth annual 24 Hours of Great Glen, a twenty-four-hour mountain bike race, at the base of Mt. Washington. For 2009, Great Glen Trails has added $1,000 to the prize purse. Registration is still open, and volunteers are also needed.

The 24 Hours of Great Glen begins at noon on August 8 and runs until noon on August 9. Competitors race around the clock and may compete solo or in teams of 2, 4 or 5 for a total purse of more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. The goal is to ride as many laps of the 8.25-mile course as possible. Registration closes on Tuesday, August 4 at noon, and spaces are still available.

In 2009, Great Glen Trails has increased the prize purse by more than $1,000. The biggest increases are in the male and female solo categories. The winner of each of the 24-hour solo categories will pocket $500 this year.

For those not ready to tackle the full 24, a 12-hour division will also be offered this year. Designed to introduce more riders to endurance racing, in this division, competitors will race the same exact course and have the same starting time as the 24-hour competitors, but their race ends at midnight. The 12-hour version will offer solo, 2-person and 4-person divisions.

Also for the first time ever, the 24 Hours of Great Glen will be timed by RealTime™ Scoring. RealTime™ Scoring is the timing system of the premier 24-hour mountain bike event production company, Granny Gear Productions. The addition of RealTime™ Scoring will improve the flow of the event for all racers and provide accurate in-race stats and lap times.

Not just a mountain bike race, the 24 Hours of Great Glen features Festival 24, which is packed with contests and games for the whole family, including the 24 Minutes of Great Glen—a mountain bike race for the kids.

The race course is currently marked and open daily for racers to preview before race day. Due to the soggy weather this summer, many sections of the course are muddy—some too muddy to ride. Great Glen Trails will make the final determination of the exact course on race day, but some short singletrack sections may be eliminated. Course adjustments are not unprecedented, as last year, the heavy rains the day before the event forced the elimination of a quarter-mile section of the course. After riding for 24 hours, not a single rider complained about the shortened course.

One of the keys to the continued success of the 24 Hours of Great Glen is volunteers, and Great Glen Trails is in need of help again this year. Volunteers are needed for shifts around the clock to assist as course marshals, timers and other positions. All volunteers will receive lunch, t-shirt, a trail pass for Great Glen Trails and a pass for the Mt. Washington Auto Road. To volunteer for the 24 Hours of Great Glen, contact Kelly Evans,, or 603.466.2333.

To register, to learn more information about the course or Festival 24 or to view the race forum, visit